Taxi-driving is a male-dominated profession, but the ride-hailing app Uber is promising to put many more women behind the wheel.
Uber announced on Tuesday that it plans to create 1 million driver jobs for women by 2020. The pledge came in the form of a blog post on Uber’s website, with a statement written by Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the executive director of UN Women, which aims to economically empower women around the world.
Only about 14 percent of Uber’s 160,000 drivers in the U.S. are women.
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